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Accessibility Contact Privacy Terms. Health and Disability Female Health. A woman's Bartholin glands are located at the entrance to her vagina, one on each side. The glands are small, and may not be seen or felt when they are healthy. The function of the glands is to secrete fluid onto the mucosal, or inner, surface of the labia surrounding the vagina. Issues with the Bartholin glands involve either abscesses, which are infections of the gland, or cysts, which are enlargements of the gland. Only one of the two glands is usually affected.
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The Bartholin's glands are located on each side of the vaginal opening. They secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina. Sometimes the ducts of these glands become obstructed and fluid backs up, forming a cyst.